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the taliban's recent offensive. the move raises concerns about the future of security in the country. canadian troops held a ceremony on thursday to formally hand over their field operations to u.s. forces. the withdrawal ends a mission as part of the nato-led force. canada has kept about 3,000 combat troops in afghanistan for more than five years. some 950 will remain until 2014 to help train afghan security forces. >> i'm extremely proud of my soldiers. our soldiers have, again, accomplished a great deal here in afghanistan. >> with the united states about to begin gradually withdrawing troops, allied nations including france and britain, have also announced plans to reduce their own military presence. meanwhile, local anger at international forces is on the rise. villagers in the eastern province of host took to the streets to protest a nato raid they claim killed is 1 locals this week. the increasing number of civilian casualties is believed to be one way the taliban tries to broaden supports. insurgents targeted locations that were previously considereded secure. last month's raid on a he
planned. u.s. officials say they killed 120 insurgents. many taliban, but several of them arabs linked to al qaeda damaging their network. the clashes reveal that al qaeda for years, said to be mostly across the border in pakistan is a concern back where they started in afghanistan's hills. we pushed down into the valley, still an insurgent strong hold. high-tech american attack helicopters buzzed overhead until militants shot at them from the valley. >> it's uncharacteristic from the taliban i know. they're getting gutsy. right past there. if you go past that you're going to take enemy contact, it's pretty certain. >> the afghans are clear about who lay in weight for them ahead. >> translator: it's very dangerous, there are taliban, arabs, pakistanis there. >> at the foot of the valley, the american base is often hit by pot shots, sometimes from lone gunmen up high who they then mortar. al qaeda's return to these remote hills could tie america's hands, making harder to justify pulling back from here. the terrorist network that made america's case for invading. nick payton walsh, cnn a
planned. u.s. officials say they killed 120 insurgents and top leaders, many taliban, but several of them arabs linked to al qaeda, damaging their network. yet the clashes revealed that al qaeda for years said to be mostly across the border in pakistan is again a concern, back where they started in afghanistan's hills. we pushed down into the valley, still an insurgent stronghold. high tech american attack helicopters buzzed overhead until militants shot at them from up the valley. >> it is uncharacteristic for the taliban, i know, from around here. they're getting pretty gutsy. right past there, usually our patrols don't push it too far past that. if you push it far past that, you'll take enemy contact, it is pretty certain. >> reporter: the afghans clear about who lay in wait for them ahead. >> translator: it is very dangerous. there are taliban, arabs,
considered taliban-free forever, in fact, but this is also an area where two americans were killed. it goes to show you this is an area considered to be the safe part of afghanistan, but still we're seeing americans as well as nato forces dying. >> yeah. well, we don't like hearing that news. thank you for delivering it nonetheless. nbc's atia in kabul. >>> msnbc military analyst jack jacobs. good morning to you. >> good morning to you, alex. >> is this premature, even dangerous thinking on behalf of the new secretary of defense leon panetta saying we're going cloes to defeating laid? >> there's a lot of public relations involved. is he going to carry on a policy that was started before and expanded, and, of course, he is going to say after the killing of osama bin laden that, in fact, the thing is almost over. there's a lot of public relations involved. on the other hand, there's some truth in it too. al qaeda has been fragmented. that's a good news and the bad news, as we've said before, is al qaeda in iraq is al qaeda in the peninsula and yemen and africa and so on that means that we can
the taliban to peace talks in that period so there can be a reconcilation in this country and the defense secretary w upbeat about killing out al-qaida. >> targeting the new al-qaida chief saw al-zawahri. he said the al-qaida leader may be just over the border in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas . general petraeus who leaves the post this month to lead the cia said al-qaida isurped intense pressure. >> there is enormous damage done to al-qaida in the tribal areas. that is above and beyond the killing of osama bin laden. it does hold the prospect, of really a strategic defeat if you will. a dismanteling of al-qaida. >> and general petraeus said he does believe al-qaida is on the run. back to you, harris. >> back to you. david thank you very much. tributes pouring in for former first lady betty ford who died yesterday at the age of 93 . she was best remembered for her triumph over alcohol and drug abuse. hollywood's biggest tars - stars. her candor caused controversy and openly talked about her battle with breast cancer and the role of women in the military and that is just part of her
for taliban. he came back to harvard, but in 2009, with the national guard unit, he went back to afghanistan. >> and so i spent a lot of time with route clearance units looking for ieds and we got hit several times and vehicles in front of me blown up. my vehicle never got hit. i was very lucky. when you run up there and pull open the door of that mwrap and see your injured buddies you never forget that sight. >> reporter: this time back home he began to explore the science of brain injury. >> what happens when the brain gets hit by a blast wave and slams up against the inside of the skull. >> reporter: with colleagues at northeastern university parker built new tools to study how a blast affects the wran. it could be years before this leads to new treatments but parker hopes eventually will have a broad impact. >> concussions that your favorite football player suffers or the head injury you get when you're in a car accident and your head snaps forward or shaken baby syndrome, these are all examples of nonpenetrating head injuries that can cause a traumatic brain injury. >> reporter: today h
the next year. he says he hopes to drive the taliban into peace talks over that period. he also said he was upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaeda if they can capture and kill remaining leaders. >> i would say somewhere around 10 to 20 key leaders, between pakistan, yemen, so somalia and north africa, if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al-qaeda. >> he also said the targeting of leaders such as the al-qaeda chief ayman al-zawahri continues to limit their ability to conduct attacks. he may just go well over the border in pakistan's northwest in tribal areas. he also admits there was some skepticism about what help they are getting from pakistan after they killed osama bin laden last month. he did say that in the past pakistan has helped them track down some of the al-qaeda leadership. >> heather: thank you very much, david piper streaming live from afghanistan. >> gregg: are we really in reach of defeating al-qaeda? is the road to victory as simply as taking out the top 20 leaders. joining me now is senior advisor and principal of international advis
for taliban. he came back to harvard. in 2009 with the national guard unit he went back to afghanistan. >> and so i spent a lot of time with units looking for ieds. we got hit several times. vehicles in front of me got blown up. i was never hit. i was very lucky. when you run up there and pull open the for and see your injured buddies you never forget that sight. >> this time, back home, he began to explore the science of brain injury. >> what happens when the brain gets hit by a blast wave and slams up inside the skull. >> with colleagues at northeast university parker built new tools to study how a blast affects the brain. it could be years before it lead to new treatment but he hopes it will have a broad impact. >> concussions that your favorite football player suffers or the head injury you get when you're in a car accident and your head snaps forward or shaking baby syndrome, these are examples of nonpenetrating head injuries that can cause a traumatic brain injury. >> today his lab is humming with young graduate students. more than half a dozen are veterans. >> we're very focused
.s. troops open next year. panetta also said he hopes the taliban will be on the run. it is key they keep up the pressure now. >>> and panetta also said the leaders such as al-qaida chief al-zawahri is, to limit their ability . also he believes that al-zawahri may be over the border in pakistan's northwestern federally administered tribal area. the defense secretary will have to deal with tense relations with pakistan following the killing of osama bin laden there. he said there was efforts to help them in the hunt for al-qaida members. but he said they have helped in the past track some of them down. back to you. >> david, in kabul. >> political sacrifices are needed on both sides of the aisle to solve the budget critesis. will democrats and republicans move past the rhetoric when they sit down in the white house tomorrow. >> hi, to you john. goal to whack four trillion off of the deficit over 10 years. president obama emphasized the positive. >>ed -- the good news is, we agree on the big thingings. after racking up deficit debts we need to get our fiscal house in order. both sides are goin
withdrawal of troops in afghanistan is not something you share with the taliban. they don't have watches but do have calendars. they know what the implications are. he's made monumental errors internationally and errors defensively. and up to a prem p premise. >> sean: you say in the beginning he focused on the wrong things. you said from the time he took office he focused on the wrong things. if you were elected in 2008, and had been elected and saying the worst economy since the great depression what would you have done? >> well, his first job had to be to get this economy going. and had to stop the decline and that is what the first job should have been. he delegated it over to nancy pelosi and harry read. they cracked a new spending program protecting union jobs for government owe workers but didn't create the kind of opportunities needed in the private sector. then, he went to obama care, cap and trade, and card checks, stacking national labor relations board. one thing after another. liberal agenda he'd been pining for for years, he put in place. and the impact could have been pred
the taliban to peace talks during that period so there can be a reconciliation in this country. the defense secretary was also upbeat about prospects of defeating al-qaeda. the key, he says, is to capture or kill the remaining leaders. >> somewhere around 10 to 20 key leaders that between pakistan, yemen, somalia, aqim and north africa, those are -- if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al-qaeda. >> he also said the targeting of leaders such as the new al-qaeda chief continues to limit their ability to conduct attacks. he said he believes the al-qaeda leader may well be just over the border in pakistan's northwestern tribal areas. and general petraeus, who leaves his post here this month to head the c.i.a., also said today, al-qaeda was on the run, in his opinion. enormous damage is being done to the al-qaeda network over the border in pakistan. back to you. >> rick: david piper on the phone from kabul for us. thanks for the update. >> rick: getting the royal treatment, a polo club in california hosting a future king, prince william is taking part in a charity
to troops on the front lines. panetta says it's important to keep pressure on the taliban. >>> a spokesman for the orange county, florida, jail says casey anthony denied her mother's request to visit last night. tuesday, the 25-year-old was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. her mother testified for both the prosecution and the defense. casey anthony is due to be released from jail a week from tomorrow. >>> two, one, zero, and liftoff. the final liftoff of "atlantis" on the shoulder of the space shuttle, america will continue the dream. >> history in the making, there it is. this goes "atlantis." the final shuttle mission lifted off yesterday morning. there are four astronauts on board, they call themselves, fittingly, the final four. this morning, they are using censors on the shuttle's boom arm to check out the heat shield to see if there was any damage during the launch. the shuttle is expected to dock with the international space station tomorrow morning. certainly a sight to see there. >>> you know, the temperatures will be climbing along the gulf coast and southe
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